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Men Who Cook 2017 went very well, organisers say

Mandeville , Manchester — The Lion's Club of Mandeville, hosts of the fund-raiser' Men Who Cook 2017' are hailing the event held on April 30 as a major success. In a news release the service club said many guests thought... Read More

Flood distress

Monday, May, 22 2017    

Mandeville, Manchester - The heavy rains of last week eased on the weekend but mayor of May Pen and chairman of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation, Winston Maragh, says distress continues for residents of Clarendon.Maragh told Jamaica Observer... Read More

Life sentence for murder of two teenagers

Monday, May, 22 2017    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth - Alton Baker, 33, of Thornton, St Elizabeth, has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of two teenage boys in January 2014. The bodies of the two boys, Desrick Williams and Ashnell Coke, both 15 years-old of... Read More

For Your Diary - May 22, 2017

Monday, May, 22 2017    

Tuesday, May 23Labour Day activities Thursday, May 25Launch of Mount St Joseph Prep School's Children's Kiddies MarathonMandeville Hotel – 10:00 am Read More

PHOTO: Sizzling Elaine!

Monday, May, 22 2017    

Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson (centre) continued her outstanding early season form by cruising to victory in the 200metres at the Jamaica International Invitational meet at the National Stadium on Saturday night. Thompson, a native of Banana Ground in east-central... Read More

Men Who Cook 2017

Monday, May, 8 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Men Who Cook, the main fundraiser of the Lions Club of Mandeville, was held at the Brooks Park Sports and Recreational Complex on Sunday April 30.Club members are intent on putting in place a pathology laboratory... Read More

Sutherland Global Community Tech Centre certifies 100

Monday, May, 8 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Sutherland Global Services Community Technology Centre, the philanthropic arm of Business Process Outsourcing Company Sutherland Global Services, recently certified 100 participants from a short Microsoft Digital Literacy course being offered... Read More

Horror! Barbary Hall mourns act of madness

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South Central Bureau | Monday, May, 8 2017    

Santa Cruz , St Elizabeth — As usual Iva James woke up early, just before dawn, on the morning of Saturday, April 29, and as usual he turned on his radio to listen to gospel music. That's when his life turned upside down. Read More

Gifts of love from a Peace Corps volunteer

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South Central Bureau | Monday, May, 8 2017    

Santa Cruz , St Elizabeth — When he was 18 years old, Kevin McClellan left his comfortable suburban community, close to Chicago in Illinois, USA, for a trip to central Africa.That experience changed his life. “That's... Read More

Mandeville Tax Office reopens for business

Friday, May, 5 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Mandeville Tax Office reopened for business yesterday morning.The tax office was closed for business Wednesday to facilitate counselling of staff following the tragic death of a co-worker. Read More

Photo: Glorious!

Sunday, April, 23 2017    

Student athletes from the south-central region were outstanding as Jamaica again outclassed the Caribbean region at track and field’s junior level, topping the Carifta Games medal table for the 33rd year in a row. Jamaica won 86 medals for the third-straight year, finishing with... Read More

Manchester High making strides in foreign language education

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 23 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Head of the Modern Languages Department at the Manchester High School, Petrena Ledgister, says that learning a foreign language can reap rich rewards, both on a personal and professional levels. Read More



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